Best of Westchester
Best Filet Mignon 2008
The King of Steaks celebrates its coronation at the Willett House, which serves only the juiciest hand-selected filet mignons; aged, cut, and cooked to absolute perfection. And rather than smother this luxurious piece of meat in salty marinades and heavy-handed seasonings, the Willett House uses just a sprinkle of sea salt, a pinch of freshly crushed black pepper, and a coating of butter. A carnivore's true pleasure.
Best Steakhouse 2007
Welcome to the county's clubby carnivore's culinary center. The Willett House is Westchester's answer to Peter Luger. Whether it's the mammoth, silky, mouth-watering porterhouse, the filet mignon so tender you can cut it with a butter knife, or the thick and juicy T-bone charred on the outside and succulent pink inside, the slabs of beef here are simply prime masterpieces. The Willett House's appeal goes beyond its steaks, though, with an international 30,000-bottle wine list; a historic, 20th-century former granary setting, and a delectably rich cheesecake that will make even the most adherent sugarphobe swoon.
Best Irish Coffee 2007
Best Steaks 2006
The oldest steakhouse in the county also happens to be the best. The reason? Breeders reserve the cuts from the animals with the best genetic heritage for prime steakhouses like Willett House. Any of the cuts are superior but the specializations here are the manly and mammoth porterhouse and T-bone, two cuts that aren't on the regular menu at many of the renowned Manhattan steakhouses. Take that New York City.
Best Wine List at a Steakhouse 2005
From a $30 Jacob's Creek Cabernet to a $750 Château Lafite Rothschild and a $1,750 1996 Screaming Eagle Cabernet, the 35-page wine list with more than 1,000 selections has a vintage for your budget. May we suggest a glass of 2001 Chimney Rock Cab with your rib eye?
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